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Subaru is not giving up on the BRZ and insists that special editions are the way to go in order to keep the sports car relevant for the buyer.
While a second-generation Subaru BRZ might not happen according to previous reports, Subaru insists that the sports car must soldier on.
For 2019, Subaru BRZ gets a new Series.Gray limited edition of just 250 units (Subaru did the same trick for the 2017 BRZ with the Series.Yellow) and minor updates.
As a result, three trim levels split the range: Premium, Limited and the Series.Grey newcomer. The entry-level Subaru BRZ costs $25,795 (that’s the Premium model), which is $200 over the 2018 BRZ starting price.
The 2019 BRZ Premium features LED headlights, a rear vision camera, power side mirrors, and dual USB ports in the dash.
Interior-wise, we’re looking at black upholstery with contrasting red stitching and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The 2019 BRZ Limited costs $28,645 and gets a tweaked 7-inch Multimedia Navigation system with OTA (over-the-air) updates, together with two new functions: Tune Mix and Sports Flash. Other features include LED fog lights, keyless access with push-button start, dual-zone auto climate control, and a 4.2-inch color combination meter that displays vehicle performance data such as lateral g, the accelerator’s position, steering angle, and braking force.
The range-topper, in this case, is the Series.Gray, priced at $30,140. It uses the manual BRZ Limited as starting point and adds the likes of a Performance Package, 17-inch alloys, and Cool Gray Khaki body paint.
The said Performance Package can also be had separately, but only on the BRZ Limited fitted with the six-speed manual gearbox. The bundle brings Brembo brakes on all four corners, Sachs Performance shocks, and larger, 17-inch black aluminum alloy wheels. The Performance Package is priced at $1,195.
Powertrain-wise, the 2019 Subaru BRZ retains the 2-liter boxer engine making 205 hp mated to a six-speed manual (the optional automatic gearbox sees the engine’s power drop to 200 hp). Also included is a Torsen limited-slip differential.
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